On the island of Shikoku, strange occurances are often attributed to the wiles of the raccoon dog,
and this nocturnal phenomenon from Kagawa prefecture is no exception. Like the sune-kosuri
is felt coiling around the legs of people walking at night, eventually
becoming a hindrance and making it difficult or impossible to move. Those who bend down to touch
it feel something soft like raw cotton, and if they squeeze it tightly, the ashi-magari
to feel something like the tail of an animal.1
1. Mizuki vol. 4 2004, p. 65.